Adam Bates

Adam Bates is a Supervisory Policy Counsel at IRAP. Based in Washington, D.C., Adam advocates for IRAP’s clients and mission in the nation’s capital.

Before coming to IRAP, Adam spent three years working on criminal justice and civil liberties issues at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. His work there focused on police surveillance, police militarization, the War on Drugs, and the War on Terror.

Adam received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and an M.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. Prior to law school, Adam earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Miami, where he also walked on to the Hurricanes football team.

Adam is a member of the Oklahoma bar.